And running until August 11 in the new Long Gallery will be Four Artists, a show showcasing work-in-progress by Bruce McLean, Katherine Dowson, Richard Slee and Gjis
Bakker for whom working in glass is a new skill, learned with the help of the Centre's specialist glassmaking and production facilities and its inhouse experts (there are 30 research students working on MAs and Doctorates in glass or ceramics).
Speakers confirmed to participate on the Sour Gas Meeting Day include Muthir Kharusi, manager gas operations at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO); Gjis
Holstege, evaluation manager, South Rub Al Khali; Shibab Barwani, Harweel project manager, PDO; and Irfan Ramay, operations and maintenance manager of OMV Pakistan.
First Vice President of the European Commission, Mr Siim Kallas, delivered the opening address at the meeting which was attended by-Counter Terrorism Coordinator of the European Union, Gjis
de Vries plus special envoys from the League of Arab States, Gulf Cooperation Council, Islamic Development Bank and other leaders from the Islamic world.The roundtable discussed concrete and new solutions to some of the problems between the Western and Islamic countries.